2013 MobileWebAwards Still Accepting Entries

The deadline for entering the 2013 MobileWebAwards has been extended until today Friday, October 11th. If you have not entered already, now is the time to do so. Impress your friends, show off to co-workers, get a raise from your boss - theses things are all possible when you win an award. This is the "award" in "Award-Winning Mobile App or Website". Get the recognition you deserve and enter today.

Entering is easy. Simply create a nominator account or log into an existing account from past years. Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!

Industry Conference Pass Drawings

This month we are giving away a full conference pass to ad:tech New York. This industry leading conference will be help at the Javits Center November 7-8th. To enter, email your contact info (name, company, job title) to adtech@webaward.org.

The other drawing we have is for the Webit Congress 2013 in Istanbul at the Silver Pass level. Webit Congress is the only global event bringing together the whole digital, tech and telco world. The 5th edition of the annual Webit Congress on 6-7 November 2013 expects 8000+ attendees from 100+ countries, 200 first-world-class speakers, 500+ media reporters and official bloggers. 11 (eleven) conferences, trade expo, workshops award ceremonies and parties take place during the 2 days of Webit Congress 2013 in Istanbul. To enter, email your contact info (name, company, job title) to Webit@webaward.org.

The deadline for entry is end of day October 18, 2013. The winners of both drawings will be announced in next month's Interactive Briefing.

WealthAdvisor.com Domain Up For Grabs

On a personal note, I have owned the domain WealthAdvisor.com for several years and decided that it was time to allow it to become an active site again.

The domain will be listed on Ebay in an auction beginning on October 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT and ending on October 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT. Ebay was chosen as a way to allow all interested parties to have a chance at purchasing this highly valuable domain. The domain will be placed in escrow at www.Escrow.com to facilitate transfer to the winning bidder.

This is a great domain name that really should belong to a major financial services company. If you know of someone that might be interested, please send them to www.WealthAdvisor.com to learn more.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association

P.S. If your Mobile site won a WebAward, it is still eligible to enter the MobileWebAwards as well!


MobileWebAwards - -- 2013 MobileWebAwards competition call for entries final deadline is this week - Friday October 11th. If you miss this deadline, you wait another year to get recognized for your mobile development efforts.

WebAward Competition - The 2013 WebAward Competition winners are now posted on the competition website. Congratulations to all our winners and a special thanks to our great panel of judges!

Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- The 12th annual call for entry kicks off in November, 2013. Start thinking about what your "award-winning" work will be!

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Each Fall, The Web Marketing Association supports several important industry conferences. Here are some of the events you should consider attending his year.

Creating Content to Fuel Pipeline Webinar
Wednesday October 30, 2013: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
In this new world, companies need to reach their consumer earlier in the buy cycle and to do that they need to build their own audience and attention. This webinar will talk about how content plays a part in this new marketing process. It will cover getting started on your content and demand generation strategy, map content to the right stage of your buy cycle and best practices on forms, buyer personas etc. It will be led by Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-Founder, Marketo.

SES Chicago
November 4-7
Chicago Marriott Downtown
The SES Chicago Conference will guide you through the consumers' path to purchase and help you understand the optimal channels to making meaningful decisions based on your data. Learn the critical steps needed to align your paid, owned and earned media to drive quality traffic and deliver a positive impact on your conversions. Led by industry thought leaders and innovators, our instructional program is designed to help marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders meet their needs regardless of their experience level.

Ad:tech New York
November 6-7
Javitt Center, New York City
The cool thing about ad:tech's educational program is the variety of formats offered to cater to everyone letting you pick the format that will help you learn the most. Keynotes are a special treat - hear from well-known people and brands who can share their secrets on what makes them the best at what they do. Also more than 250 exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees will fill the expo floor with products, tools and technologies covering all facets of digital marketing.

Webit Congress
6-7 November
Istanbul, Turkey
Webit Congress is the only global event bringing together digital, tech and telco Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. It's gathering in one place high level professionals from all over the world. This year, within a 110 000 sq.m venue, Webit Congress hosts 2 main zones: Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Zone and will have over 105 hours of conference agenda created by 180+ world class speakers. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this year's Webit Congress and expand your business horizons by networking with over 8000 online/advertising/tech/telco business professionals from 100+ countries. Register now at www.webitexpo.com.

Open Mobile Summit
12-14 November 2013,
Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco
The Open Mobile Summit connects the most influential and innovative in converging mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce. Together we explore the winners and losers of the key battlegrounds, and the next big trends to come. Appcelerate, on the third day, gathers CEOs of the most successful app publishers to share the secrets to their success.

Here are some industry publications that are must-reads for all Internet marketing professionals.

Website Magazine

If you're not already getting Website Magazine, you should be. There's no charge within the US and available for a small fee outside the U.S.(covers the extra shipping). It has great in depth articles that are helpful and well written. Use this link to sign up to receive the next issue.

Take your 'Net presence to the next level with Website Magazine Pro subscription, a digital publication distributed to over 145,000 Internet industry insiders. Receive practical guidance on search marketing, social media, web design, software and more each month. For just $44.95/yr, you'll have access to the techniques, trends and tactics you need to accelerate your Web success.

Website Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Pete Prestipino has also published a companion book for those looking to master the fundamentals of Web success. A perfect Internet training tool, Web 360 from Website Magazine covers a wide range of topics, from domain names and hosting to email and analytics and nearly everything else in between. Learn more at www.Web360book.com.

EContent Magazine

EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets. By covering the latest tools, strategies, and thought-leaders in the digital content ecosystem, EContent magazine and EContentmag.com keep professionals ahead of the curve in order to maximize their investment in digital content strategies while building sustainable, profitable business models. Subscribe to EContent Magazine today.

WebMaster Radio
WebmasterRadio.fm is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online radio station dedicated to helping online marketing professionals better understand the dynamic online marketplace. Shows can be listened to live or from the extensive archive of previously recorded programming.

WebMaster Radio is advertising supported radio. Be sure to check out the advertising opportunities on Webmaster Radio.

New Award Winning Agency Database

If you have not done so yet, be sure to check out the Award Winning Interactive Agency Database or AWAdb. Inclusion in the website is free if you qualify and listings are automatically upgraded to the Premium Level if the agency has won an award from the WMA in the past year (Another great reason to enter the WebAwards this year!).

If you are looking for an agency to help with your interactive marketing needs, you can search thousands of full service advertising agencies and interactive agencies that been recognized by major award programs for their outstanding interactive work. The AWAdb can be searched by several fields that are cumulative in helping to narrow your search quickly. Visitors can search by agency name, location, languages, or even specialty. The site also offers an Interactive Agency Map that allows the user to click on the geographic area they are interested in and drill down to see the exact locations of various award winning agencies.

SmartBrief Newsletter

By now you should have already seen the new daily newsletter created for the Web Marketing Association by SmartBrief, Inc. Knowledgeable editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, summarize them and provide direct links to the original sources that will provide you with the daily web development and marketing news that really matters.

If you are not subscribed yet you can Subscribe to the WMA SmartBrief here.

If you are interested in advertising in the WMA SmartBrief, the only way to reach our members, please contact Dena Malouf, SmartBrief Association Publisher at 202-407-7837.

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